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    Political Perspectives on 07/31/13

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    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Report From Afghanistan: Interview; Professor Zaher Wahab

    Report From Afghanistan! Obama talks withdrawal while over 100,000 US and NATO troops remain alongside an equal number of contractors. Plans for 9 permanent bases move forwards while the most intense fighting since 2001 rages out of control. Death squads & drone attacks continue, and fleeing Afghans make up the largest refugee asylum seeking population in the world today. Tune in to Political Perspectives, Wednesday morning, July 31st at 9am for Report From Afghanistan. Professor Zaher Wahab, returning from 5 Months in Kabul training teachers, will join host Linda Olson-Osterlund to report on the state of Afghanistan and the War. Then the phone lines will open up for your call. Tune In  & Call in!

    Political Perspectives on 07/24/13

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    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Pete Stauffer, Oceans Programs Manager for Surfrider Foundation, Oregon Summer Soiree

    This program highlights the upcoming KBOO co-sponsored event with an interview of Pete Stauffer, Ocean Programs manager for Surfrider Foundation by Ross Freeman Levin.

    On Thursday, July 25th the Port

    Political Perspectives on 07/10/13

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    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Noam Chomsky talks about "State Spying and Other Matters" with host David Barsamian

    Alternative Radio host David Barsamian recently interviewed noted scholar and professor Noam Chomsky about "State Spying and Other Matters."  Chomsky puts the Snowden revelations in the context of historical government spying. “If technology,” he says, “or other means of control and domination are available, then power systems are going to use them.” Chomsky relates the continuities between Bush and Obama in foreign and domestic policies. He examines Obama’s assault on civil liberties and the prosecution of whistleblowers. Israel, Palestine, events in Turkey and Syria are also discussed, along with the pitfalls of third parties in the U.S. and much more.

    (Recorded June 20th, 2013)

    Political Perspectives on 07/03/13

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    Wed, 07/03/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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    A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad

    The previously scheduled program on Self-evident Truths is not available. 

    Political Perspectives on 07/03/13

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    Wed, 07/03/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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    A Visit to the Oregon Food Bank

    The Oregon Food Bank distributes emergency food to hunger-relief agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County through a network of four OFB branches and 16 independent regional food banks. The OFB Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems.

    KBOO reporter Ross Freeman Levin visited the WashMetro Dock at Oregon Food Bank to talk to volunteers and staff about their work and hunger in Oregon.

    Political Perspectives on 06/26/13

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    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Supreme Court Decisions

    This week the Supreme Court is making decisions that affect the future of the country in a profound way. On Tuesday they  gutted a core part of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. On Monday they sent a case challenging affirmative action back to be re-examined by the Fifth Circuit federal appeals court on the grounds that the lower court did not review the University of Texas'affirmative action program carefully enough. Their decision on two same-sex marriage cases is due on Wednesday. Hear reaction to these decisions on this show. Call in with your thoughts.

     

    Political Perspectives on 06/19/13

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    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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    Solutions for Collapse

    We hear an excerpt from the series Radio Ecoshock with host Alex Smith

    Could you leave civilization and survive? Are we permanently plugged in? 

    You'll hear Sri-Lankan-American author Asoka Banadarage's solutions for collapse.

    Also a short interview with a young man who dropped out and lived in the woods on a remote island.

    Political Perspectives on 06/19/13

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    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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    Inteview: Victoria Brittain, Journalist & Author on justice denied at Guantamo

    Victoria Brittain,  joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to discuss her recent article titled; Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How to Pre- Convict an American Muslim  on TomDispatch. Journalist and former editor for the Guardian, Ms Brittain is the author and co-author of 2 plays and four Books. Her latest is Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War onTerror. She'll talk about the extreme conditions American Muslims accused of "terrorism" are subjected to while awaiting trial. Held in solitary confinemen they and often their families are subject to " Special Administrative Measures" or SAP'S that serve to further isolate the accused.

    Political Perspectives on 06/12/13

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    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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    The rise of the "National Security State" and the abuse of surveillance and "intelligence" gathering

    Host Paul Roland with live guests by phone: Christopher Simpson, Journalism Professor at American University in Washington, D.C. and Christopher Pyle, Professor of Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties at Mount Holyoke College. The program will focus on the vast expansion of electronic and telephone surveillance and "intelligence" gathering in historical perspective and in the light of the current controversy over whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency and the privatization of surveillance.

    Political Perspectives on 06/05/13

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    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Robert Bowman on Peace, Patriotism, Activism and 9/11

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    Wed, 09/15/2010

    Host Sue Supriano interviews longtime peace activist Robert (Bob) Bowman, a former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force in the Ford and Carter administrations, and a former United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. He was an early public critic of the Strategic Defense Initiative. He has been active with Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the 9/11 Truth Movement.

    Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World

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    Wed, 08/18/2010

    Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Stan Cox, Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer)

    Stan Cox looks at the consequences on our environment and on our health of air-conditioning in this enlightening study. He documents how greenhouse emissions increased and ozone depletion skyrocketed once air conditioners became prevalent.

    He explores air conditioning as a potential spreader of contagions—of asthma and allergies and possibly even sexual dysfunctions.

    Before joining the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, as senior scientist in 2000, Stan Cox worked as a U.S. Department of Agriculture geneticist for thirteen years. His environmental writing has been widely published. He is the author of Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine.

     

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    Better Not Bigger - Reshaping the Economy for a Finite World

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    Wed, 08/11/2010

     Rob Dietz, the director of the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy, spoke on achieving a steady-state econmy on May 12th at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. His talk was recorded and produced by Roberta Hall, host of Health and Healthcare Forum.   According to Dietz, in a steady-state economy, energy and resource use are reduced to a level that is within ecological limits and the goal of maximizing GDP is replaced by the goal of maximizing quality of life.

    Michael Meade on Ecstatic Soul

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    Wed, 07/07/2010

    Host Lyn Moelich speaks with mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade about how a sense of myth and story is required for making sense of the rapid changes in the world and for sustaining a sense of meaning and purpose in our individual lives. They also discuss his July 7th appearance at the Old Church in Portland with evening of ecstatic poetry and sacred music. Meade says that in dark and troubled times ancient peoples turned to the poets and mystics, not to escape reality, but to find solace, understanding, and inspiration. The mystics say that something that turns within us helps to make the world turn. They say that there is a "light seed grain inside; you fill it with yourself, or it dies."

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    The Oregon Food Bank and Hunger in Oregon

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    Wed, 06/30/2010
    Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Rachel Bristol, chief executive officer of the Oregon Food Bank, about hunger in Oregon at the present time. High unemployment and a tough economy has forced record numbers of people to seek emergency food. The Waterfront Blues Festival is the Food Bank's biggest fundraiser.
     
     
     

    H.P. Albarelli, author of "A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments"

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    Wed, 06/23/2010

     Host Marianne Barisonek interviews H.P. Albarelli, author of A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments.  Albarelli writes about the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials—including several who actually oversaw the CIA’s mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s.   H. P. Albarelli Jr. is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications and newspapers across the nation and is the author of the novel The Heap. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

    Matt Briggs on his documentary "Deep Green"

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    Wed, 06/23/2010
    Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews local filmmaker Matt Briggs about his new documentary "Deep Green," which explores sustainability in 9 countries.  From the website: "Accompanied by an international team of award-winning cinematographers, filmmaker Matt Briggs takes us on a compelling journey to nine countries, including China, to uncover the best people with the best ideas, strategies and cutting-edge technologies that can get the job done… if we start now."

    Future of Boardman

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    Wed, 06/16/2010
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    Discussion on Israel's attack on Gaza aid flotilla

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    Wed, 06/02/2010

    KBOO speaks with Alison Weir of If Americans Knew, Peter Hart from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, and Gaza-based independent journalist Rami Almeghari on the Israeli attack Monday May 31st on a humanitarian aid flotilla on its way to the Gaza Strip.  Includes updates on the attack, discussion of US media coverage, and a description of the impacts of the three-year long siege on Gaza.

    Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim: "We are all water-babies."

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    Wed, 05/19/2010

    Stephanie Potter hosts a discussion of the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers weaving a world that works. Her guests are Grandmother Agnes Baker-Pilgrim and Linda Neale of the Earth and Spirit Council.   Carol Hart's documentary on the 13 indigenous grandmothers "For the Next 7 Generations" is airing on Wednesday May 26th at the Hollywood Theater at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.  (Doors open at 6pm, and the film starts at 6:30 pm.) Grandma Aggie is the descendant of tribal leaders, both political and spiritual, so she works hard to keep tradition alive and to renew it, as with the Sacred Salmon Ceremony that she has brought back to her homeland in the Rogue River Valley of southwest Oregon after 140 years.  Honored as a “Living Treasure” by her tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, and as a “Living Cultural Legend” by the Oregon Council of the Arts, Grandma Aggie is an exceptionally clear and strong speaker whose no-nonsense eloquence has touched people of many different cultures in the US and around the world. An Ambassador for our Mother Earth, she is a voice for the voiceless, seeking to prevent spiritual blindness by helping us to remember the ways of living that we all share as people of the Earth.  Agnes Pilgrim travels a lot of different lands being a “voice for the voiceless.” Agnes says alll things created need a voice and she is called to pray for the Bengal tigers, for animals in Africa, for wolves, for salmon, and for the Ganges River in India.

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    Hood River Development - Mr. Naito

    Please ask Mr. Naito if his love of democracy extends to his business.   Would he be willing to turn his development firm into a employee run cooperative corporation, giving ownership and organizational rights to employees.   Mr. Naito's concern for democracy probably ends at doors to his corporation.   Mr. Naito looks at this battle to develop the Hood River riverfront property as a public realtions battle.   He will promise the community jobs and the city council financial support, and the council will eye the property tax revenue as a benefit to the community.   If he is successful,  once again we will be selling our responsibility to the land and the river for a short term gain.  Mr. Naito cares little for the community, but operates on greed.  If the environmental laws and regulations were not in place he would not be concerned at all with the impact of his development on the river, the wild life, and the ability of people to enjoy what nature have given us for free.

    Bravo for having this debate, though.  And controlling the civility of the debate.

     

     

     

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